Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

Hypertufa Workshops
July 13, or August 10, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Hypertufa is an artificial stone that is made of materials mixed with Portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions. It is primarily used as garden art and is fun and easy to make. Master Gardener, Jeanne Totman will guide you through making a hypertufa leaf, or bowl, or mushroom.
Supplies needed:
· a board or piece of plywood that your project will fit on
· Two large garbage bags.
· Leaf project: a big leaf from your garden, such as hosta, rhubarb, squash or even burdock.
· Bowl project: a gallon size bowl or planter
· Mushroom project: embellishments for your mushroom, like glass pebbles, beads, small seashells, etc.
Workshop fee: $10.00 per person.
Make a second item for $5.00.
Pre-registration requested one week before the class you want to attend. When you register, please let us know which class you want to attend and what project you will be making. Call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, phone number, and project.

Management of Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats
Saturday, July 16, 2016
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Internal parasites are the number one health problem affecting sheep and goats in the Northeast US. Because worms have become resistant to many of the anthelmintics (dewormers) producers use, a more integrated approach to internal parasite control is necessary.

This workshop is designed to help producers develop integrated parasite management (IPM) programs for their farms and flocks. It will also help familiarize you with IPM techniques. The primary instructor is Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist.

In addition to teaching the basics of internal parasites and their control, the Saturday workshop will teach proper anthelmintic use and hands-on training in using the FAMACHA © Anemia Guide and other monitoring skills to determine the need for deworming. The workshop will provide lots of practice on doing fecal worm egg analyses and also cover new innovations in parasite control. You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated baggie with 8 to 10 fecal pellets from one goat or sheep to the workshop.

In the interest of biosecurity, PLEASE wear clean clothes and shoes to the workshop and plan on changing your clothes upon returning to your own farm before doing chores.

Workshop fee: $25.00 for the first person from farm/family and $10.00 for each additional person.
The workshop is limited to 25 participants.
Pre-registration requested by July 12, 2016.
To register: contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the USDA Organic Research & Extension Initiative, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NESARE) Program and Federal Formula Funds.

Cornell Fruit Field Day 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NYSAES Fruit and Vegetable Research Farm South
1097 County Road 4, 1 mile west of Pre-emption Road
Geneva, NY 14456

The 2016 version of this triennial event will feature ongoing research in berries, hops, grapes, and tree fruit, and is being organized by Cornell University, the NYS Agricultural Experiment Station, CALS Fruit Program Work Team and Cornell Cooperative Extension.

All interested persons are invited to learn about the fruit research under way at Cornell University. Attendees will be able to select from tours of different fruit commodities. Details of the program presentations are still being finalized, but the event will feature a number of topics, including:

Spotted wing drosophila research update in berry crops/hummingbird use, monitoring network
Use of exclusion netting for managing spotted wing drosophila in fall raspberries
Monitoring spotted wing drosophila for management decisions in summer raspberry and blueberry
Behavioral control of spotted wing drosophila using repellents and attract & kill stations
Effect of habitat diversity on ecosystem services for strawberries
High tunnel production of black and red raspberries
Day-neutral strawberries/low tunnel production

Tree Fruits
Apple breeding and genetic studies
Research updates on fire blight, apple scab, mildew
Bitter pit in Honeycrisp
3D camera canopy imaging
Ambrosia beetle management trials
Malus selections for potential use in cider production
Precision spraying in orchards
Role of insects in spreading fire blight in apples
Bacterial canker of sweet cherries
NC-140 rootstock trials on Honeycrisp and Snap Dragon

Sour rot of grapes
VitisGen grape breeding project
Precision spraying in grapes
Managing the spread of leafroll virus in Vinifera grape using insecticides and vine removal

Overview of NYSAES hops planting
Powdery and downy mildew management in hops
Hops weed management
Mite biocontrol
Update on malting barley research

FSMA/ food safety considerations

Registration will begin at 8:00 am and tours will begin at 8:30 am and run until 11:30 am.
Lunch will be served at the exhibit tent area between 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Tours will resume at 1:30 pm and run until 5:00 pm.
Fee: $50/person ($40 for additional attendees from the same farm or business).
Pre-registration is required.
Walk-in registration may be available for a $10 surcharge on the day of the event. Please use registration link to register via credit card.
To participate as a sponsor, see the website page or contact Shelly Cowles, 315-787-2274 or Shelly

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